WE ARE led by:

MARICOPA COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS                        STEVE WATSON

Steve Watson is the Maricopa County School Superintendent and, as such, leads the Maricopa County Education Service Agency. He is one of 12 elected Maricopa County officials. Mr. Watson, a Republican, was elected in 2016, and is serving his first four-year term.
 
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WE ARE the office of the Maricopa County School Superintendent and a team made up of teachers, principals, curriculum experts, special education experts, professional development experts, assessment experts, human capital management experts, finance and business experts, information technology experts, legislative experts, governing board experts, homeschool and private school experts, research and evaluation experts, juvenile justice experts, citizens, parents, and grandparents.

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WE ARE these dynamic leadership teams:

Economic Management

Marc Kuffner leads the Economic Management team that provides a suite of financial and technical services to school districts such as grants management, school financial consulting, working cooperatively with school districts in determining local property tax rates and information technology training and consulting. Contact Marc Kuffner

Education Innovation

Dr. Lori Shough leads the Education Innovation team. Education Innovations is comprised of education leaders and experts in the areas of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and leadership. The team provides targeted support to teachers, school leaders, and instructional coaches through a variety of differentiated support options. Contact Lori Shough

Human Capital Management Systems 

Dr. Lori Renfro leads the Human Capital Management Systems team. Human Capital Management is focused on recruiting, retaining, placing, and sustaining highly effective educators in our schools. Contact Lori Renfro

Marketing & Communications Systems

Laurie King leads the Marketing and Communications team. The team develops agency marketing materials, communication systems and customer engagement opportunities. Contact Laurie King

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Alma Vital-Johnson

Peer Evaluator

(602) 372-7313

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Alysia Wells

Peer Evaluator

(602) 372-7312

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Amy Uchacz

Admin for Teacher Leader & Principal Development

(602) 372-5491

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Ana Sanchez

Client Services Specialist

(602) 506-3866


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Anabella Lindh

Graphic Designer

(602) 506-7541

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Arlynn Godinez

ESI STEM Pedagogical Content Expert

(602) 506-0307

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Beatrice Begay

Business Svc Reresentative

(602) 506-7985

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Brian Hoffner

Standards Professional Development Coord-Science

(602) 506-7058


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Carolyn Contreras

Supportive Schools PD Coordinator

(602) 372-7511

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Carrie Gunderson

Garnishment Specialist

(602) 372-4833

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Christianne Nutt

Field Specialist

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Christina Valenciano

Peer Evaluator

(602) 372-7309


Chryste Berda

Math Administrator

(602) 372-7318 

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Cory Peacock

Assessment Coordinator

(602) 506-3219

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Darcy Moody

STEM Administrator

(602) 506-6520

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Darrin Fetters

Peer Evaluator

(602) 372-7323 


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Denise Weihe

Business Svc Specialist

(602) 506-7121 

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Don Miller

PC Systems Support

(602) 372-7022      

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Donna Yakoubi

Financial Application Support Coordinator

(602) 372-4833

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Donna Hicks

Peer Evaluator

(602) 372-7317   

  


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Emily Carey

Human Capital Mgmt Sys-Admin

(602) 372-7326

 

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Eric Hockman

Data Mgmt System Program Mgr.

(602) 372-7318 

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Felicia Nelson

Youth Ed Engagement Mentor

(602) 372-7352

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Gale Beauchamp

Engineering STEM Identity Project Director

(602) 372-7295


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Ginger Topize

Peer Evaluator

(602) 372-7327

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Jamie Vought

ESI STEM Coach

(602) 506-3222  602-376-3936

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Janice Johnson

Admin-Youth Education Engagement Services

(602) 372-7336

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Jared Lizano

Math Standards Coordinator

(602) 372-7358


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Jean-Claude Mbock PC/Lan Analyst

(602) 506-2897

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Jeff Starr

Business Integration Specialist

(602) 506-2926

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Jenni Gibbs

Peer Evaluator

(602) 372-7334

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Jennifer Buchanan

Assessment Coordinator

(602) 372-7234


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Jennifer Schenck

REIL-TNG Data System Specialist

(602) 506-1564

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Joe Valenzuela

Youth Education Engagement Mentor

(602) 372-7355 

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John Lutz

REIL Videographer

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Judy Campbell

Peer Evaluator

(602) 372-7320 


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Karen Rodriguez

Business Svc Specialist

(602) 372-4833 

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Karla Gutierrez-Whitmire

Peer Evaluator

(602) 372-7317  

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Kendra Moreno

REIL-Extend Program Director

(602) 695-2660 

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Laurie King

Executive Director of Marketing and Communications

(602) 372-3704 


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Leslie Beauchamp

Field Specialist Principal Coach

(602) 372-7328 

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Linda Califano

Field Specialist

(602) 506-2594 

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Linda Schaefer

Admin. Assistant

(602) 506-6557 

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Lori Renfro

Asst. Superintendent, Human Capital Management Systems

(602) 372-3705 


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Lori Shough

Asst. Superintendent, Educational Innovation

(602) 506-3066 

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Lucia Martinez

Admin Assistant

(602) 372-0428 

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Marc Kuffner

Executive Director of Finance

(602) 506-2068  

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Mark Wolf

Research Data Management/Grant Dev Analyst

(602) 372-8210


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Marla Chamberlain

Peer Evaluator

(602) 372-7322 

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Marlys Weaver-Stoesz

Marketing and Comm Administrator

(602) 506-3055  

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Michael Labrecque

Field Specialist

(602) 372-7321 

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Michele Rutin

Peer Evaluator

(602) 372-7309 


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Michelle Yerkes

Professional Development Coordinator

(602) 506-1649 

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Mike Martinez

Financial Systems Operations Manager

(602) 372-4833 

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Millie Thompson

Accounts Payable Specialist

(602) 372-4833 

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Nancy Feiring

Peer Evaluator

(602) 372-7322 


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Nancy Penzone

Peer Evaluator

(602) 372-7327 

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Natasha Camp

Administrator for Instructional Leadership Development

(602) 372-0436 

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Patricia Cooley

Executive Assistant to Superintendent

(602) 506-3661

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Peter Sharbaugh

Data Coordinator


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Rebecca Surls

Peer Evaluator

(602) 372-7329 

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Renee Estrella-Chavez

Supportive Schools PD Coordinator

(602) 372-3668   

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Richard Eagan

Program Manager

(602) 372-9135 

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Sara Pearson

Math Standards Coordinator

(602) 372-7319


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Sara Reimer

Peer Evaluator

(602) 372-7330 

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Sarah Steele

Youth ED Engagement Mentor

(602) 372-7351   

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Sauda Waldron

Data Coordinator

(602) 372-3912 

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Scott Watson

Systems Administrator

(602) 506-5484 


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Shane Wikfors

Government/Public Relations

(602) 506-4383 

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Shaun Butterfield

REIL Extend Marketing Coordinator

(602) 506-1239 

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Sherry Frye

Financial/Business Representative

(602) 506-2969

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Susan LaValley

Peer Evaluator

(602) 372-7310 


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Sylvia Olmos

Math Standards Coordinator

(602) 506-4996 

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Tammy Blanchard

HR Associate

(602) 506-1490 

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Tanya Gabrick

Field Specialist

(602) 372-7338 

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Tayler Ross

REIL Extend Project Manager

(602) 506-8318    


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Tessa Otero

Office Assistant Specialized

(602) 506-3780 

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Theresa Hulihan

Peer Evaluator

(602) 372-7311 

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Theresa Ysaguirre

Accounting Specialist

(602) 372-1245

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Traci Price

Peer Evaluator

(602) 372-7332  


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Tracy McLaughlin  

Itinerant Business Mgr.

(602) 506-3958 

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Tyler Elder

Videographer

(602) 372-5684

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Wendy Peterson

Standards Coordinator - ELA

(602) 506-2528 

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